Internet of Things gadgets aren’t just for toys for techies. They are actually more accessible by cost and ease of use, and people are finding convenience in creating a “smart home” with connected things.
However, convenience does not come without risk. One of the key security concerns with smart homes is ensuring that devices are not vulnerable to hacking and cyber attack. Let’s take a look at how-to create a smart home while following cybersecurity best practices.
Norton Symantec set out to change WiFi forever.
“Our uncompromising vision: a wireless router that secures your digital life, while delivering the highest level of performance. The result is Norton Core. Core uses advanced machine learning and Symantec’s global intelligence network to defend your home WiFi—and every device connected to it—against malware, viruses, hackers and much more,” the firm said.
The ‘powerful, secure WiFi’ will be unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
Norton’s software protects your PCs, laptops and smartphones from hackers and cybercriminals.
But today’s connected homes, with smart TVs, Internet security cameras, WiFi thermostats and baby monitors, require something more. Through deep packet inspection, intrusion prevention, and more, Core defends your home at the network level. Core fends off cyber-threats before they can infiltrate your home and compromise your personal life.
Your network’s greatest weakness. Now its greatest strength.
Today’s WiFi routers are so susceptible to attack, you might as well put a welcome sign out for hackers. Core fundamentally changes the equation. From comprehensive data encryption to real-time software updates and much more, the new center of your digital world is built like Fort Knox.
Introducing Security Score (this is big).
Keep your finger on the pulse of your network. Core monitors data from your entire connected home, identifies security issues, and sums it all up in a single, powerful number. If there’s ever a problem, Core jumps in with real-time insights and tools to get you back on track.
The Norton Core is now available for pre-order for a discounted price of $199 (R2735.73) (down from its regular price of $279 (R3635.52)).
Pre-orders are currently available only in the US. Norton is targeting Summer 2017 to start shipments to customers that have pre-ordered. Availability in additional countries to be announced.